The Diary of a Happy Mom: 40 and Beyond

The trials and tribulations of an adventurous modern mom

The power of a positive attitude and taking each day as it comes

“We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them”. – Kahil Gibran

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Lately I’ve been struggling hard with my father’s illness. Some mornings I wake up to darkness and fear and have no idea how I’m going to make it through the day. But then my children call and I go to their rooms and lay next to them, holding them tight and cuddling. I realize how incredibly powerful our love for another human being can be. How incredibly much I love my children and my family.

I think back to when I was a little girl and my parents did the same. How fortunate I am to have grown up surrounded by love and feel protected and cared for. To have experienced such a nostalgic childhood full of all the joys of being a kid. I want these same memories for my children and am so blessed that I’ve been able to stay at home raising them.

In times of immense emotional turmoil and challenge, I try to hold on to the power of being positive and living in the moment. I love to plan ahead and am a deep, reflective thinker. But what I’ve realized in life is sometimes that can make your life more difficult and cause you too much pain especially when you are going through an extremely tough time.

I have decided for the time being that I am going to focus on living each day at a time and on being positive. That is why I decided to write one post every day the entire month of November for National Blog Posting Month, and why tomorrow I am starting yoga. I have never done yoga before but decided I needed a change in my life and I hope that yoga can bring my racing mind some peace.

“It is easy to be heavy; it is hard to be light”. – G.K. Chesterton

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This entry was posted on November 3, 2013 by in BODY, MIND & SOUL, Healthy Living, Illness, NaBloPoMo, RANDOM THOUGHTS, WRITING and tagged , , , , , .
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